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Trump says a win for him is a win for factory workers

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a pitch for the support of factory workers and African-American voters today at a campaign stop at the Lansing suburb of Dimondale.

His speech focused largely on the economy and border protection.

Part of his pitch for African-American support was to blame Detroit’s crime, poverty and unemployment on the Democratic leadership, including his rival Hillary Clinton.

“Hillary Clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from overseas than to give job to unemployed African-American citizens in cities like Detroit who have become refugees in their own country,” Trump told the crowd.

Trump  says Democrats  take African-American support for granted. He says if he wins in November, 95% of black voters would support his reelection in four years.

Trump came to Michigan on the heels of a shakeup of his campaign’s leadership team and polls that show him trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The Trump campaign is battling for support in the industrial Midwest.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987.
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